Category Archives: elevations
We are slowly getting around to sorting out some of the finer details of the exterior of the property. The 3D images below show the detail around the new porch and the sloping roof and post that protrudes to shelter callers from the weather.
Budget permitting, this will be built in oak so that it will match the roof details inside.
With the windows all installed, our attentions have moved to getting the openings sorted out for two pairs of large doors at the rear of the house. I always knew that there were big (particularly after having seen the quote for supplying them!), but I hadn’t realised quite how big until I saw the openings – each door is over a metre wide.
The ashlar surrounds for the window at the rear and the two openings for the doors was around £3,000 (just for the materials).
Where openings have been walled up, there are now some stones that need to be sandblasted. It just mean getting the sandblaster out again, but he is relatively local and doesn’t seem to mind. It shouldn’t take long to sort out these odd patches.
The gas board have also disconnected the gas supply so that we can move the pipework at the front of the house. This leaves black marks on the stonework where the sandblaster could get to the stonework as the pipes were in the way. This can all get picked up when he comes back.
The windows are all in and they are covered on the inside with some lightweight plastic to protect them while the inside of the property is being plastered.
Here are the architect’s drawings of the elevations of the existing property. I think they have done a great job, but there again I am always a sucker for these sort of engineering drawings! You can zoom in by clicking on the images.
My hand drawings are elsewhere on the blog, so these just go to show how bad my drawings really are! I didn’t want to publish any of this material until after we had completed on the purchase – it seemed to be tempting fate otherwise.
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